Miles Hunt

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Miles Hunt
MilesHunt2015.jpg
Miles Hunt pictured in 2015
Background information
Birth name Miles Hunt
Born (1966-07-29) 29 July 1966 (age 48)
Birmingham, England
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Years active 1985-
Labels Polydor Records, Fake Chapter Records
Associated acts The Wonder Stuff, Vent 414
Website Official website

Miles Hunt (born 29 July 1966, in Birmingham) is the singer / guitarist and songwriter for the Stourbridge, England-based Alternative Rock band The Wonder Stuff.

Early life[edit]

Miles Hunt performing live in 2009

His father was a union official for the TGWU. In the 1970s, his father was based at Derby, and they lived in Etwall for four years, with Hunt attending the Etwall Junior School and his brother attending the John Port School.[1]

Career[edit]

Hunt's first band (in which he played drums) was called From Eden, and featured future members of another successful Stourbridge group, Pop Will Eat Itself. After leaving this band he formed The Wonder Stuff and was their lead singer and principal songwriter until their split in 1994. He briefly presented 120 Minutes on MTV Europe until mid '95, when he formed a new band Vent 414 who failed to match the success of his former band. He toured as a solo performer for a time until he reformed The Wonder Stuff in 2000. They are still together to this day, and are facing something of a career relaunch, having appeared on many summer festival bills in 2006. He also co-wrote and sang the theme tune to the CBeebies television programme Underground Ernie.[2]

Over the last few years he has written a series of printed and online articles for Nottingham-based culture magazine. He also performed at the festival Bearded Theory on 15 May 2011 with Erica Nockalls.

Personal life[edit]

Hunt married radio DJ Mary Anne Hobbs in April 1990, in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. She was working for the NME at the time. They were married for five years.[3] His partner now is Erica Nockalls, violinist with The Wonder Stuff.[3] He has a daughter called Orien.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Vent 414[edit]

  • Vent 414 (1996)
  • "The Post Album Demos" (2009)

Solo[edit]

  • Miles Across America (1998)
  • By The Time I Got To Jersey [also known as "Common Threads"] (1998)
  • Hairy On The Inside (1999)
  • MP3 Of The Month Club (2000)
  • The Miles Hunt Club (2002)
  • Interloper - Live Acoustic (2006)

With Erica Nockalls[edit]

  • Not An Exit (2007)
  • Catching More Than We Miss (2009)
  • Shared [Various Artists - includes 3 tracks by Miles and Erica] (2009)
  • Shared 2 [Various Artists - includes 2 tracks by Miles and Erica] (2011)
  • Live 2010/11 (2011)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Fixer - Vent 414 (1996)
  • Life Before You - Vent 414 (1996)
  • Life's Great EP (2000)
  • Five Songs EP (2000)
  • Everything Is Not OK (2002)
  • Stay Scared, Stay Tuned - with Erica Nockalls (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life of Wonder is Miles better", This is Derbyshire, June 27, 2008
  2. ^ Roach, Martin (2006). The Eight Legged Atomic Dustbin Will Eat Itself. Independent Music Press. p. 107. ISBN 0-9549704-0-3. 
  3. ^ a b Blake, Tim (6 June 2013). "The Wonder Stuff: Dizzy rascals". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Jared (30 April 2006). "Miles Hunt Interview". LeftLion. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 

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